WWD reports that there are talks of a Rei Kawakubo exhibit coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC this spring.

The mysterious, legendary Japanese designer founded Comme des Garçons in 1969 and has maintained a highly influential, always enigmatic presence in the fashion industry ever since.

If it happens, the solo exhibit would mark the second time in history that a living designer has been honored in such a way by the Costume Institute at the Met. (The other time was in 1983, when editor Diana Vreeland curated an expansive retrospective dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent.)

This would also be a likely follow up to the major success of the Met's recent string of Spring fashion exhibits, including "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" (2011), "China: Through the Looking Glass" (2015), and this year's popular "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."

Fingers crossed this one's for real! We'd love to see those blue capes up close.

[h/t Dazed]
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